GeeFix Hollow Wall Anchors review by jponto07
Not all hollow wall anchors are created equal
I recently received my set of 3 GeeFix Hollow Wall Anchors to test out from BeThePro.com. Anchoring into drywall is something we all have to do from time to time. Directly attaching to framing is preferred, but sometimes it isn’t possible. GeeFix hollow wall anchors offer an intriguing option for hanging larger items directly to drywall and other panel products for those times when attaching to framing isn’t an option.
Similar to a Molly bolt, the GeeFix Hollow Wall Anchors system gains its strength by holding the back of the drywall and pressing the object you are hanging to the front side. Like a Molly, a big hole is necessary to install the anchor, but GeeFix has improved on the old standby. By including a method of keeping the interior half of the anchor tight to the wall, the installer no longer needs to pull on the screw as it is being driven to prevent the anchor from spinning! This is a big plus in my opinion.
In my personal test, I found that a single GeeFix hollow wall anchors system can hold at least 55 lbs in ⅝ drywall. I feel like this is quite good and likely more strength than any single anchor would need.
The included pieces seem to be of high quality. Both the interior half of the anchor and the round plug exterior are a dense plastic, the included screws are yellow zinc and well-made as well. And the final piece to the kit is the blue plastic “string” the resembles a string trimmer line.
My Tests of the Geefix Hollow Wall Anchors System
Test Results for the Geefix Hollow Wall Anchors System
After suspending 55 lbs from one anchor, I’m confident that GeeFix hollow wall anchors are robust enough for most applications. The only negative is that they require a 25mm hole to work properly. Depending on what you are fastening to the drywall, the anchor plug could potentially be visible. As you can see from my tests, I needed to build a stronger test wall. More tests to come…